It keeps happening, as I talk to people and learn the various ways they engage with the bible, invariably I get excited based on their experience, and often times, I try their favorite bible app or bible reading system. There is one bible app that I always return to, GoTandem. I began using this app in 2013, the day after meeting Arnie Cole from GoTandem. Arnie explained how their research showed that consistent bible engagement and reflecting on it has the biggest impact on our lives.
Here are my favorite verses from the last few weeks.
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Note to Self
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again– my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5-6
Vine and Branches
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
Strong and Courageous
“This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Strong and Immovable
So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Wisdom on the Streets
Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate: “How long, you simpletons, will you ins… Proverbs 1:20-33
That Wonderful Day
For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righ… Titus 2:11-13
Be with Me
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a p… John 14:1-4
Even the Birds
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life–whether you have enough food or drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the … Matthew 6:25-26
“Show me the right path, O LORD; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.” Psalm 25:4-5
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, f… James 1:2-4
This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York.
Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life.
After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature.
In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God.
Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
Lots of good verses. Pastor Rick’s devotional today was good too!